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Marriage and equality in Minnesota: A discussion

Rep. Karen Clark (DFL) and U professors to speak at event

September 16, 2013

Who: MN State Rep. Karen Clark (DFL) and U of M professors
When: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Theater at Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis

Minnesota State Representative Karen Clark (DFL), a co-sponsor of HF 1054, will talk about the specific cases that led to the passing of Minnesota’s landmark marriage equality bill.

The discussion begins at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18 in the Theater at Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis.

Following Clark, University of Minnesota faculty will share some of the wide-ranging research conducted in liberal arts disciplines on marriage, including: the important role of marriage in citizenship, the changing social patterns of contemporary marriage, and the diverse critiques made by feminist and GLBTQ scholars for and against marriage as an institution.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will conclude with audience Q&A, followed by a reception. Registration is encouraged.

Sponsors include: the U’s College of Liberal Arts and the Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies and Departments of American Studies, History, Political Science, and Sociology and the Steven J. Schochet for GLBT Studies Endowment.

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The speaking schedule is as follows:
5:30-6 Rep. Karen Clark -- specific history and cases in MN and the passing of the law
6-6:05 Tracey Deutsch -- feminist historical scholarship on marriage and citizenship
6:05-6:10 Jacquelyn Zita – historical feminist/queer engagements and critiques of marriage
6:10-6:15 Daniel Kelliher – the issue of children and marriage equality
6:15-6:20 Kathleen Hull -- the changing patterns of marriage
6:20-6:25 Kevin Murphy – contemporary feminist/queer engagements and critiques of marriage

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